Uber boost for Walk for Life
WALK for Life participants were in the crowd at the Warwick Uber Market in Leslie Park at the weekend, enjoying the weather, the atmosphere and the chance to fundraise.
Leaving from Stanthorpe on May 2, the Walk for Life team will trek 16,000km around Australia to raise money for breast and prostate cancer research.
"We're getting very excited now," said walker Chris Robins.
"We've been organising this for two years, and we're getting very close with preparations now."
Mrs Robins said Walk for Life had been inspired by friends' experiences with breast cancer, and her own husband's battle with prostate cancer.
"Ian has been suffering prostate cancer for six years," Mrs Robins said.
"We're really hoping to do more markets and things afterwards, because there's no help around here for patients with prostate cancer."
The team were selling beanies, wristbands, gift sets and pens to help raise funds for a support vehicle for their 14-month-long journey.
A staple of Stanthorpe at their table came in the form of Sutton's apple juice, which the company donated to the team.
"They've been a really good supporter, and Girraween Lodges has also donated a weekend for two at their lodges for our raffle draw on Anzac Day," Mrs Robins said.